On Thursday 21 May at 3:21pm Craster Lifeboat, D839, was tasked to launch by HM Humber Coastguard.
The task was to assist a 20-25 foot motorboat with engine problems. The vessel was at anchor but had drifted dangerously close to the “Little Carr” rocks just off the Craster Harbor entrance. When the Volunteer Crew arrived at the vessel they discovered it had a flat battery.
The single occupant of the motorboat was wearing a life jacket and had used a VHF Radio to call HM Humber Coastguard for assistance. The motorboat was taken in tow back to Craster Harbour and met by Howick and Seahouses Coastguard Rescue Teams.
During the task the Covid-19 guidance from the RNLI was followed. The lifeboat, equipment and PPE has now been disinfected and the Lifeboat is back on station ready for when needed next.
Remember, in an emergency at sea or on the coast, or if you think someone may be in difficulty, ALWAYS call the Coastguard by dialing 999 or 112 from a mobile phone.
RNLI Media contacts
For further information contact, Matty Bolam Volunteer Lifeboat press officer: [email protected] /07736314401.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.